can a 15 yo and a 13 yo drive on private property?

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can a 15 yo and a 13 yo drive on private property?

Can the 15 and 13 yo drive on private property with 10 yo passengers – in front and in back? there was no adult in the car, nor was the car within sight of any adult. is this considered to be reckless endangerment of a minor child? this occured in NJ

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Family Law, New York

Answers:

L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

A driver must be a minimum of 17 (with certain restrictions) or 18 (without restrictions) in New Jersey.  If an adult was aware that minors were driving a vehicle, then, yes, the adult would be held legally responsible for any injuries or damages caused by the driver, and could possibly be held for reckless endangerment.


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